[R] FW: very minor Rgui problem in rw0641 (PR#204)

Simon Fear fears at roycastle.liv.ac.uk
Fri Jun 4 11:07:43 CEST 1999

Dear all,

in using bug.report() on NT, I noticed what I find is an unusual default
behaviour; namely that R stays frozen until the report is completed.
Here's how to change it, and below, a question as to how others feel.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guido Masarotto [mailto:guido at hal.stat.unipd.it]

>   In the actual Windows implementation of bug.report, R waits 
> for the editor
>   to complete. This is also the Unix behaviour.
>   If you don't like it, you should edit the function changing the
>   the 'system' call towards the end from
>   system(paste(.Options$editor, file))    
>   to
>   system(paste(.Options$editor, file), wait=FALSE)
>   Any opinion on making this the default behaviour for next releases ?

Yes, to be honest I would expect/prefer the editor to be open in a
`background mode' window whether I was on NT or X11. Certainly to my
mind I would expect that email or editor window to wait while I went
back to R, reproduced error messages etc and pasted them into it.

With the near system independence the developers have worked so hard on,
the simple change to wait=F would be just as simple on unix?

Still, perhaps others feel equally strongly the other way?

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